Monday, October 31, 2011

~Happy Halloween! Ready For Fall Gifting & Sewing~

Happy Halloween my friends!

I am excited to take the boys trick or treating tonight,
last year my son was sick so I stayed him and hubs took the other 2.

My older boys have grown into the "scary mask" phase but my
youngest is going to be Luigi, and I fixed his costume up.

You know fall always marks the beginning of giving season for me.
I thought I better get ready last week so I began making these
gift boxes and tags.
I like to have a few ready to go.
I used the Momenta papers and embellishments because they
felt like fall but not TOO fall, they still looked soft and elegant.
I love the colors too!
Fall also signifies the time I get my sewing machine out and make my
famous velvet santa dresses. This year I am also making them in
little girl sizes. I love throwing them on for the holidays, with a black belt
just under the bust, a black sweater and if it's too cold I also
throw on a sparkly t-shirt or a turtleneck.
This is just one I made this weekend for a custom order.
I have to add straps still today, and I have 3 more on my table.
One is PURPLE, one is SILVER, and the last one is red.
I wish my camera like red more LOL I will snap a shot of the
silver one for tomorrow's blog post. It is a lovely stretchy velvety fabric.

Everyone oohs and aahs over mine. I have one in blue and red.
Ok off to finish the last minute touches on the kids costumes and
finish off these dresses today!
Have a wonderful Halloween with your family!!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

~Old School Crafting- Popple Style~

Hey there crafty friends!
So who remembers the Popples??
A fun 80's cartoon and plush animal that folded into itself, so
cute and made a great baby.

Well my friend has a little 5 year old who's birthday was coming
up and every time I asked her what she wanted she said "A Popple".
I had planned on getting her Hello Kitty scrappy stuff but she wanted a
POPPLE by gah...LOL!

After hunting high and low on eBay and beyond we found one!
Used, but in excellent condition because they have not made them
since 2001 and they were just remakes of the 80's version.
Isn't she cute?
Now the next thing I needed to do was make a special Popple
card or tag....oh no...Cricut does not make a POPPLE cartridge
or an 80's cartoon cartridge either (they really should pssstt Cricut!)
So I printed up 4 of these images from the internet and spent
around 3 hours hand cutting this little Popple.
It's not perfect but I mean it was a for a 5 yr judgmental
could she really be?? LOL Here is the finished card.
I don't think it's too bad for my first hand
cutting paper piecing experience! LOL
The Momenta papers were a perfect combo.
Little Gracie was happy and she brought me her Popple
and a bottle and I fed her baby for a half an hour. It was too cute.
I can't say I will be doing this again for a while....but if by some chance
a random 80's cartoon character is needed for a special little one,
he I won't deny them a special card LOL

I just had to share my crafty weekend, no fancy punches or Cricuts,
just this pink haired mom, a pair of scissors, and some glue! :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

~Round Robin Fun~

Hello Saturday, are you blog hopping today?? :)

A few weeks ago Tally Scrapper had a fun scrap activity called a
"Round Robin"
have you ever done one?? You start with a layout, and send it to one person
via email, they "copy" it with their own version and it goes down the chain.
Here is my end result. I went after Katie.
I have been dying to share this but it is all very hush hush until the end.
The papers and embellishments are from a Tally Swap we did,
my friend Dolores sent me this kit, she made it with odds and ends.
I fell in love with the kit, I love scrapbooking with reds and creams
but rarely purchase them? I don't know why LOL
Oh and this picture if my sweet hubby who spent almost every baseball
game holding his little buddy Payton. Hubs always wanted a little
girl, it was the one thing I was never able to give him.
I find these pictures so endearing.
Love the hubs! :)
Have a wonderful Saturday!

Products Used: Jenni Bowlin Paper & Butterflies
My Mind's Eye Paper & Die Cuts
Pink Paislee ribbon
Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive

Thursday, October 27, 2011

~Fall Baking, Layouts Without People!~

Hey there!

Man- it is definitely feeling fall-ish here in TN, with the wind
and the orange leaves, and of course the ice cold evenings.

I love making layout, in fact it is my first love, of course I am always
making cards and altered art but just for me time I love to make
a layout about my life and how this ordinary country girl lives.
Fall always means the beginning of baking season in the Hobbs home,
which is another love of mine. I love baking everything from cookies,
to banana bread, and even fudge. The boys love it too, so why not scrap it?!
I had these mobile photos I took of the batch of Snickerdoodles I
made last week- and the new paper line from Samantha Walker
called Orchard Harvest, was just perfect for it.
it sure adds an elegant touch to your cards and pages, I have had
alot of fun with it, plus it pins anywhere on your page! Yea buddy!!
Plus I used the awesome Glue Glider Pro from Glue Arts
(you know if you go back 2 days I have a GIVEAWAY from them).
I am sure when the boys grow up they will always remember
mom's fall baking and how much food they ate all winter LOL.


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

~New Fall project W/ NEW Imaginisce Product!~

Good morning my friends and HAPPY FALL!!!!

I am super excited today because I get to share a new project
with some NEW Imaginisce product...they are making Foam
Tape now! And in colors too. I have been sitting on this one a while!
The colors of the foam tape are RED, WHITE, BLACK & BROWN!
Can you see I used red here? To be honest I did not think it would
make a big difference but it does!
And today they are featuring it on the Imaginisce fact
I bet they will have a giveaway too (I have not looked yet).
So head over to the Imaginisce blog (PLEASE) and tell them
I am going to head over now to see if there is a giveaway!! WOOT! :)
I love me some foam tape babay!!!!!!! I am very excited, Can you tell?
Products use for this project:
Clear Scraps Mini Album
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro
Imaginisce Happy Harvest
Sassafras Lass Alphas
American Crafts Buttons
May Arts Ribbon
Ranger Stickles
Jenni Bowlin Paint Dauber
MUAH, I love ya, have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

~Special Glue Arts/ Birthday GIVEAWAY!~

Good morning my friends,
Yesterday I had a wonderful birthday and I am excited to
share this giveaway with you today!

Ok you know I love my Glue Arts, I love how dependable the glue
is and I have been telling you how I tried the new "Flip" cartridge,
which you can PUSH or PULL, perfect for my hands.

Well Glue Arts sent me an email and said "Can we give one
of the new "Flip" Cartridges and the Glue Glider Pro handle away?"
So today I am opening up the blog for comments to WIN
a Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro!!!

And they also gave me this promo code so you can get 20%
off your entire order if you order at least one of the new
Here is the link to order directly
DIRECT ORDER or just to learn more about it.

I don't get anything out of the promo code nor am I selling it,
I am just passing the discount on to you in case you need it.
Because everyone needs a coupon code LOL

The discount will work from now until the 1st,
and on November 1st I will post one special winner from the comments.

ENTER here today! Comment on this post and on November 1st
a winner will be RANDOMLY drawn. I will keep my fingers
crossed for you....and BIG THANK YOU to GLUE ARTS!!!!!

I cannot thank you enough for being so generous today!

Monday, October 24, 2011

~Quick Post + Giveaway Tomorrow!~

Good morning!!!

Quick post today because my sweet hubby took the day off to
spend with me, we are headed for some couple time. :)

But I wanted to share the card I made yesterday.
Of course it is a Glue Arts, Kanban, Imaginisce combo card.
I used my irock, and the fun Kanban goodies, plus these cute
vintage lace frames my friend Dolores sent me.
I am really loving how beautiful the Kanban is on my cards!
Ok off to get sure to check back tomorrow!
I have a special GLUE ARTS GIVEAWAY!!!!!!
Happy Monday everyone!♡♡♡♡♡♡


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Handmade Birthday Card Fun~

Hello Sunday morning!

We had the best family day yesterday, it began with Friday
night and baking tons of cookies, Snickerdoodles & Scotchies,
then Saturday morning making this card for Dakota's birthday party.
Heading off to the bowling alley for his 10th birthday party, then
coming home for a few, grabbing cookies and blankets and
heading to a Halloween Hay Ride party in the country.
The boys had a ball and so did we! Good fun family day,
I love those days.
Ok so this card is a wonderful Kanban card, I feel like I am so professional!
I popped out the die cuts, added the black card-stock and used my i-rock
for bling, I used my Glue Glider Pro and Rais'ems from Glue Arts (of course).
It only took me 20 minutes. Love that! :)

Stay tuned for a Glue Arts GIVEAWAY this week, and a special offer too!
Have a wonderful Sunday, I am off to spend it with my beautiful boys.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

~First Kanban Project W/ Glue Arts~

Good morning and happy weekend!!

I have a fun project today, my very first Kanban project.
I was so excited to received my box this week and dug right in.
You can't tell in this photo but the white paper is very iridescent,
every single paper and card in this box is the highest quality I mean WOW!
Here I have a shimmery angle photo so you can see it.
I am in love with the rich details.
I love how professional my card looks this was really a fun experience.
I canot wait for my next project, it is sitting on my desk now.
I also used my Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro, and Rais'ems on this card.
ANDDDD guess what? Glue Arts is going to host a special GIVEAWAY
on Tuesday next week right here!
Please bring your friends over, if they see a bunch of faces they
will continue to host giveaways. I love that.

Have a wonderful Saturday, I will see ya next time.
Thanks for popping by!

Friday, October 21, 2011

~Winner + Crafty Friends Cards I love!~

Happy Friday!!! I am so happy it is finally Friday!

I had the best mails yesterday, this sweet card from Denise in Florida,
and I definitely wanted to showcase it because she is so talented
but not all over blog land. Isn't this card super fun?!
I love the color combo and the cupcake theme.
She even heat embossed the front starbursts,
and placed and extra cupcake inside.
Her work always amazes me, she is the queen of 2 page layouts.
And I received this card from the gal who won the Cuttlebug on
my blog a couple weeks ago! Kelly S. SOOOO sweet! :)
I love the stamp and the beautiful color combo.
I am very blessed to have such sweet friends from all over the world.
Thank you all so much!

I just had to share the work of 2 talented "every day" scrappers!
Ok on to the winner of the Travel Album.

Blogger Jodie R said...

Pinky, your son is the spitting image of you. I never realized how much until I saw this pic! He is a doll. It is only natural that the girls are starting to call!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Please Facebook or email me Jodie, I will get this album in the mail!
I will work on new giveaways next week, I have a feeling that a GLUE ARTS
giveaway is coming up! So be sure to check back next week!
Have a wonderful Friday my friends, and thank you again for stopping by.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

~Not Always Perfect~

Good morning too all my crafty friends! :)

It's funny because even after all this time in scrapbooking and
all the pubs, I still have those not so perfect moments where I
want to tear up a card or layout and start over.

But lately I have been just setting it aside instead.
Resisting the urge to purge the project! haha
This is one of those cards I was not happy with but I set it aside.
I always make cards for the soldiers and local Veteran's hospital
and I have little boxes I ship off with the cards.
So I got to thinking..."Hey this might not be the greatest card
I ever made but why toss it?? Why not donate it, it's not horrible! LOL"
Note to self...don't get frustrated, it's only paper and glue!!

On a side note, do you like that clock stamp?? I got the set for 1.50!!
Along with a Tim Holtz clock die for 3.00!!
At a yard sale of all I am pretty stocked.
The card is Ruby Rock-It papers and embellishments, it is safely
tucked into my donation box, right where it belongs *smile*.
Have a wonderful Thursday, don't forget to enter the giveaway
from Monday! I will draw a winner tomorrow!